A fast-growing sector which is characterised by the use of digital technologies, either alone or in combination with physical products, to treat, diagnose, cure, mitigate and/or prevent disease or other conditions. Includes Health IT – but is not limited to it.
Digital Health is NOT just about collecting and sharing patient information.
The FDA defines digital health broadly as including:
♦ Mobile health (mHealth)
♦ Health information technology (HealthIT/e-health)
♦ Connected & wearable devices
♦ Telehealth and telemedicine
♦ Personalized and precision medicine
Commercialisation (noun): the process of bringing new products or services to market. The broader act of commercialisation entails production, distribution, marketing, sales, customer support, and other key functions critical to achieving the commercial success of the new product or service. (Investopedia)
ANDHealth’s digital health report, supported by CSIRO, MTPConnect and Australian Digital Health Agency addresses the opportunities, constraints, and barriers to the commercialisation of evidence-based digital health technologies in Australia. The paper is based on widespread industry consultation and captures the views of representative across the digital health landscape.
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